D&D: Chronicles of Mystara Announced

By SgtDigglesworth, 3 years ago
Whether you grew up with character sheets, 20 sided dice, or the everlasting late nights with a Dungeon Master leading you and your party members on a perilous journey filled with orcs, majestic gryphons and the lingering smell of stale pizza in the air, the return of an arcade classic in, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, is sure to bring back memories for some.

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Capcom recently announced that they are taking up their swords of yore and combining their forces with developer Iron Galaxy Studios, to take two beloved arcade titles and release them as one tidy package. The enhanced HD reboot of Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons and Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara, were birthed in the darkness of dusty arcades and are now being propelled onto the XBLA with the finesse of an elvish ranger.

Both of these classics will take gamers through the thralls of skeletons, the swords of ghastly goblins, the hordes of demonic knights, and in order to become the hero you wish to carve out of your own personal granite, then take a look at all of the new features that will help guide you on your journey:

FEATURES:
GGPO Enhanced Online With Drop-in/Drop-out Co-Op Play: Community-trusted GGPO powers a smooth online experience that allows up to four players to drop in or out of games in progress at will.
Classic Arcade Gameplay with a New Twist: Players can enjoy the original arcade modes or mix up the gameplay with House Rules that can completely alter the experience.

Some examples of House Rules:
Unbreakable - Equipable items have infinite durability. Never worry about breakage again!
Enemy Rush - Fight against time in this special Time Attack Mode. Start the game clock with 30 seconds and increase the clock with each enemy you kill!
Make it Rain – Get rich quick! Enemies and chests drop tons of gold!

Challenge System: A newly introduced RPG-like system that fits on top of the existing games and provides a myriad of challenges for players to complete. Players can level up and obtain Vault Coins to be used in the Vault.
The Vault: A treasure trove of unlockables and gameplay loot can be purchased with Vault Coins earned via the Challenge System.
Character Visualizer: This UI visualizer tracks which characters the players and their friends most often use. Players can utilize the tool to create a more balanced multiplayer dungeon crew, or to see which under-used characters they should try out next.
Leaderboards & Connected Arcade: Players can track how they stack up against their friends through leaderboards, as well as view a full breakdown of gameplay related stats.
Here are some screenshots that will definitely generate some emotions of nostalgia and the memories of classic side-scrolling, and to accompany these marvelous images are the announcement trailer and 45 minutes of gameplay directly from PAX East 2013.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara:
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Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara will be available on the XBLA at some point this June and will cost 1200 MSP.
Credit for this story goes to Phoenix C64